Report: Napoli Close In On Inter Striker Victor Obinna

The Vesuviani are prepared to bid €3.5m for a 50 per cent share of the Nigerian’s rights.
Napoli director Pierpaolo Marino is expected to meet with Inter officials tomorrow to lodge a formal bid for hitman Victor Obinna, according to TuttoNapoli.net.

The Campani allegedly plan to snap up the 22-year-old on a co-ownership basis and are ready to put a €3.5million bid on the table.

Napoli have opted to part with Uruguayan forward Marcelo Zalayeta, who has not even started pre-season training with the squad in Austria, and have turned to the Nigerian international after dropping their interest in free agent Julio Cruz.

Obinna is reportedly one of the players Inter boss Jose Mourinho has deemed surplus to requirements at San Siro after managing just 11 appearances in all competitions last term.

But he is unlikely to find life easier at the San Paolo and will probably play second fiddle to Argentine ace Ezequiel Lavezzi, as boss Roberto Donadoni has hinted he will stick with a 3-5-2 formation next season.

And Italy international Fabio Quagliarella, who joined from Udinese this summer, is obviously destined to partner ‘El Pocho’.

Vince Masiello, Goal.com